Ecuador's president has denounced a "coup attempt" after mass protests by members of the security forces against his government's austerity programme.
After being forced to flee a rally at a barracks in Quito, Rafael Correa said "the opposition and sections of the armed forces and police" were to blame.
Mr Correa said they would have to kill him first to achieve their goals.
Sigh. The turmoil never ends in Latin America. It just shifts around from place to place.